Economic Mid-Year Recap of 2021 with Mark Schug

Lightspeed customers can learn about key economic factors in 2021 and what the economy might look like for the rest of the year to come.

Are you an active trader looking for an economic edge for smarter investing? Professional economist Mark Schug, Ph.D., joins Lightspeed to provide active traders with his extensive expertise regarding economic growth factors and trends. This webinar invites traders to learn more about 2021’s key economic indicators and will be followed by a live Q&A with Mark Schug.This webinar answered the following, and more:

  • How has the economy done so far in 2021?
  • What are factors that suggest strong economic growth in the second half of 2021?
  • What are factors that suggest less strong growth in 2021?
  • How will the markets perform in the second half of 2021?

Specific touchpoints include GDP statistics from the Bureau of Economic Analysis; recent relief legislation; projected data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Wells Fargo, the ISM Manufacturing and Services Indices, and the University of Michigan; federal deficit spending; national debt and future inflation; changes to corporate income tax; economic policy uncertainty; analyst predictions regarding the performance of the DJIA and the S&P 500; and promising sectors for the second half of 2021.

Mark C. Schug is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he directed the Center for Economic Education. He taught for 36 years at the middle school, high school, and university levels. A widely recognized scholar, he has written and edited more than 230 articles, books, and national curriculum materials. He has received national awards for leadership and research in economic education from the Council on Economic Education and for service from the Association of Private Enterprise Education. He has been the guest co-editor of 11 special economics sections in Social Education, the flagship journal of the National Council for the Social Studies. He has served on several nonprofit boards, including the national Association of Private Enterprise Education, Business and Economics Academy of Milwaukee (BEAM); Economics Wisconsin; Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies; and the Wisconsin Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy.

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